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Expert Series: Immune Cell Function in Mitochondrial Disease

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November 3, 2023 @ 12:00 pm 1:00 pm EDT

Immune dysfunction is increasingly appreciated in mitochondrial disorders. Join Melissa Walker to review the small number of known immune manifestations of specific primary mitochondrial disorders as well as emerging studies on non-specific immune dysfunction in mitochondrial disease more broadly.

About the Speaker

Melissa A. Walker, MD, PhD

Melissa A. Walker, MD, PhD is a fourth year trainee in the Massachusetts General Hospital Child Neurology Residency Program. Dr. Walker’s clinical and scientific interests focus on improving the understanding and treatment of primary mitochondrial disorders. Dr. Walker received her MD and PhD degrees from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City, New York. She trained in Pediatrics at the Massachusetts General Hospital for Children in Boston, Massachusetts.